DIRECTOR OF LEARNING INNOVATION - SINGAPORE



CLOSING DATE: 18 NOVEMBER

STARTING DATE: JANUARY



Description of School:


Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.



Description of Position:


This role is about innovation & using technology to improve teaching and learning across the three sub-Schools. The role is focused on improving student outcomes, ensuring best and leading practice is explored and leading staff in innovative pedagogy.


General Expectations:


● Support the ethos of the school in actions and speech, and work hard to make our school a Cente of Excellence in all our endeavors.

● Work to achieve the goals of AIS attained as expressed in the Whole School Strategic Plan.

● Contribute to the development of the school as a learning community through fostering inquiry, reflection, innovation and professional learning.

● Consistently uphold and promote the school’s vision, mission and values and promote caring, good humored relationships.

● Contribute to the creation of the AIS strategic Plan

● Contribute to an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect in the and promote collaboration, discussion, debate and teamwork.

● Promote high professional standards and expectations and model exemplary professional practice to the best of my ability.

● Develop, support and implement policies in the School and encourage other staff to do so regardless of your personal feelings about the policy.


Responsibilities specific to the role:


● Bring to AIS innovative projects, workshops, initiatives that best suit AIS clientele to improve student outcomes.

● Responsible for keeping abreast of leading practices both locally and globally to ensure AIS remains a leading centre of excellence.

● Leadership of staff to ensure continuity and progression in the digital curriculum and professional development.

● Leadership of effective pedagogy that enables staff to use technology to enhance student learning

● Oversight for co-teaching & peer observation observations: linked to innovation, co-teaching and sharing best practice Australian International School

● Bring to AIS innovative projects, workshops, initiatives that best suit AIS clientele to improve student outcomes.

● Oversight for embedding Approaches to Learning across Sub-School with a focus on student transition across year levels and curriculums.

● Oversight for initiatives that support Academic programmes.

● Oversight for Connect AIS/Google Suite/other relevant digital platforms – Teaching and Learning

● Attend to other duties as requested by the Principal

● Develop and execute a strategic plan to enable innovation at AIS.

● Lead a range of professional learning opportunities with staff and the wider community.

● Identify pedagogical frameworks for the discussion of learning innovation in context.

● Document innovative practices both for both public and internal discussion.

● Build staff capacity to become leaders in learning innovation.

● Engage the wider community in learning initiatives.

● Lead changes to physical learning spaces that boost opportunities for innovation.

● Evaluate emerging learning technologies for use within AIS.

● Collaborate with the IT Manager around technical initiatives such as device deployments and virtual learning environments.


Position Requirements:


● A teacher with solid leadership experience in Academic teams

● Excellent understanding of digital literacy from a teaching and learning perspective

● Experience in chairing meetings and producing executive reports

● Solid understanding of Curriculum (EY-Framework, PYP, IBDP, HSC, IGCSE, AC)

● Conflict resolution skills

● Initiative and the ability to work independently

● Excellent communication skills with staff, students and parents at all levels

● Attendance at and support of school events outside of standards school hours


Selection Criteria:

● A minimum 4 year teaching qualification from a recognised institution; higher qualifications would be an advantage

● A minimum of 4 years of experience in a Senior Leadership position within an educational institution

● Experience within an international school environment would be an advantage

● Excellent English-language written and verbal communication skills

● Excellent understanding of data and using data to inform Teaching and Learning

● The ability to work across all levels of the school community including teachers, School Executive, students and parents.


Further information about this position is available in the job description found in the AIS website at https://www.ais.com.sg/work-for-us/positions-vacant/.


Application process:


Applicants are required to read the job description for the role prior to applying and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a duly completed copy of the School's Job Application Form (downloadable from the school's website) to StaffHR@ais.com.sg. Kindly ensure that the position title is clearly specified in the job application form. Please submit your application by 18 November 2022 (11:59 PM Singapore time)


Only applications submitted using the school's job application form will be considered.


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